In a long post, as if having his forefinger firmly pressed on the trigger of a .50 calibre machine gun, fellow blogger and Asian chess heavy Peter Long (who is sometimes a guest on TCG) pours cold water over one of his countrymen's quest to be a grandmaster and on Malaysian chess in general. Perhaps of some interest to our local Aussie readers is that one of Peter's targets is none other than our own legend GM Ian Rogers!
Peter Long: "5. Ian Rogers (can easily be accused to be professionally dishonest and even of being in it for the money and/or to curry favour with Dato Tan)".
Look, I won't make any judgements here as only Peter and some insiders in Malaysian chess really know what's going on. But to accuse GM Rogers of being "professionally dishonest" is surely one hec of a bold statement. Mr Long may exhort his readers to judge "just the facts and not the inside story", yet I see no facts whatsoever in relation to his statement regarding Rogers. Can you?
Over back to you Pete. And thanks to the mob over at Australian Chess Enterprises for the tip.
UPDATE (4:07PM, 15 Sep): Over the last couple of hours, Peter Long and I have had a little back and forth on this matter. He did happily write a reply. However, one aspect of his post has got me in a bit of knot because something about it isn't easily verifiable.